Thursday, September 04, 2014

September 28, 2014: 150th anniversary of the foundation of the International Workingmen's Association

The International Workingmen's Association (IWA, 1864–1876), often called the First International, was an international organization which aimed at uniting a variety of different left-wing socialist, communist and anarchist political groups and trade union organizations that were based on the working class and class struggle.  It was founded in 1864 in a workmen's meeting held in Saint Martin's Hall, London. The first meeting was held on September 28, 1964.

Karl Marx  (1818-1883)

Included among the last-mentioned of this eclectic band was a somewhat obscure 46-year old émigré journalist, Karl Marx, who would come to play a decisive role in the organization.

Even today, in the XXI century, when you mention Marx, capitalists tremble and cower in fear. Without a doubt, you can say that he was the smartest Jew that ever lived.

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